Siddharth Shajirao Shingade's paintings have a stylized quality to them. The artist creates a personal language, populating his surfaces with tall figures that appear to be wrapped in history, with a million stories to tell. His choice of palette resonates the intimate relationship he shares with his homeland, Marathwada in India. The deep browns and golden yellows draw upon the warmth of its climate as well as its people. The mood in his paintings however is somber, perhaps a reflection of the oppression faced by his people and more so the women of Marathwada.